Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 347 metres
Start/finish: Blackrock Gate layby, BA5 3BT
Follow the track east towards Black Rock, turn L uphill after the gate and around to the L up a long flight of steps and south-west to a path junction. Turn R onto a footpath leading across fields, to the L of Piney Sleight Farm and past Charterhouse Farm to the road (2.6 miles/4.2km). Turn R and then L onto a footpath north-east across fields to the open moorland below Beacon Batch. Skirt the eastern edge of the moorland to a path junction, turn L then after 0.6 miles/1km bear R onto the straight path to the trig point (4.4 miles/7.1km). Run south-east back to the track junction, turn L east to the wireless station masts. Fork R on the road downhill, turn R onto the next road then L onto a footpath to Blackmoor. Turn R at the next junction, then R onto a byway to cross a road. Take the path down Velvet Bottom to the start.
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